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Unwitting testament

Akira Kurosawa began Something like an Autobiography with a story about a miraculous ointment for cuts and burns sold by itinerant peddlers in pre-war Japan. The making of this medicine was said to involve a ten-legged toad placed inside......   | Read..
 

Pleasure zone

A bookstore is a zone of pure pleasure. This is the promise of pleasure - utter, absolute pleasure, not to mention delight and joy. Unlike a library, a bookstore is not con......   | Read..
 

Hollow love

Only a few homicidal maniacs have managed to seize the public imagination like Charles Manson. And yet, the most intriguing part of the tale of the "Manson family"......   | Read..
 
Paperback Picking

Paperback Pickings

FOOT SOLDIER OF THE CONSTITUTION: A MEMOIR

THE PATH OF LIGHT: TALES FROM THE UPANISHADS, JATAKAS AND INDIC FOLKLORE

RETHINKING AUTONOMY, SELF-DETERMINATION AND SOVEREIGNTY: SEARCH FOR PEACE IN NORTHEAST INDIA

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EDITORIAL

Blame game

Summer is still a good two months away, but the temperature is already on the boil in Kashmir following the recent army operation in Kulgam. The killing of two civilians al......   | Read..
 
 

Dark age

At the bicentennial celebrations of the Presidency University last month, Manmohan Singh mentioned a dangerous sign of the times, that independent thinking and free express......   | Read..
 
 
SCRIPSI

The loneliness of mental illness... is nothing like the solitude people seek at the ocean... It is a state of extraordinary anguish. - GAIL HORNSTEIN